Curious about Halifax? Canada Bliss is setting out to the Canadian East Coast with Porter Escapes





Once a Year, Go Someplace You've Never Been Before
~ Dalai Lama



Canada Bliss Adventure with Porter Escapes

I am so grateful that my new found vocation allows me to travel to fun and exciting places.  Today I set off on a trip to the beautiful Canadian east coast, Halifax Nova Scotia with Porter Escapes.


DAY 1 - MORNING ENCOUNTERS

It was my intention today to start this adventure with a post about the Porter lounge. I always look forward to catching my breath and relaxing in the lounge after check-in and security, because sometimes, getting through the security can be such a grueling process.  (Especially if you’re carrying scissors, seam rippers, needles and crochet hooks in your carry-on so you can get some crochet work done during the flight.  Security can be so nit-picky!)  

Anyhow, once I got to the lounge, it is very classy.  They have pretty light fixtures on cute tables next to the cushioned seats and armchairs.  The lattes, soft drinks, water and snacks are delicious and complimentary, and the staff are friendly.

Porter Escapes Porter adventure with Canada Bliss Photo Credit: http://www.corporatetraveller.ca/blog/wp-content/uploads/Porter-Airport-Lounge.jpg

Enjoying the lounge was every bit as pleasurable as I anticipated.  

HOWEVER, THE LOUNGE WAS DIFFERENT TODAY…

Once I got to the Porter lounge, something awesome happened…I ran into Jeanne Beker!  That’s right!  And then, we became instant best friends!  (At least my world we did!  Don’t burst my bubble.)

If you’ve been following me and my company Canada Bliss over the past year-and-a-half, I’ve had my share of celebrity encounters. There are however, some people I will forever geek-out over.  Like Whoopi Goldberg (I gratuitously geeked-out when I met her) and Jeanne Beker.

So, unless you have missed out on the last two-and-a-half decades of fashion, Jeanne Beker is the epitome of fashion icons in Canada.  I remember her best watching her on FT (Fashion Television) growing up.

Apparently, she flies Porter all the time!  Fortunately for me today, she was on my flight to Halifax to present an award at a university.  We chatted, she asked me about my company.  I told her about Canada Bliss, shared other common associations, she took my card and we wished each other well and went on our way.

I believe good fortune ebbs and flows in the universe and I also believe that the good you put into the world comes back to you in unexpected ways.  Considering that I am embarking on a fashion/travel project with Porter Escapes, I considered it good karma that the trip started out with me meeting such an accomplished woman that I’ve admired for most of my life.

As for the Porter lounge experience…Well, here’s a picture of the yummy free cookies and latte that I enjoyed prior to boarding.  


…and here’s a picture of Jeanne Beker and I, hanging out like BFFs!  Oh yeah!

...and here's what she wrote to me so I wouldn't forget this super-cool encounter!

All of this excitement, and we haven't even left Toronto soil yet.  There's so much more travel to be had!

Could all of this happen to you on a Porter Escapes adventure?  Possibly, but you'll have to go on one of your own to know for sure!

Want more #HalifaxBlissEscape Canada Bliss Diaries?
Tomorrow: DAY 1 - AFTERNOON: ARRIVING IN CHARMING EAST COAST HALIFAX

If you’re already itching to travel, don’t hesitate to pick on of the many trips on Porter Escapes https://www.porterescapes.com/halifax-getaways.




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